NPPD inspections on wood poles used on its system begins Monday, March 7

March 4, 2016

Columbus, Neb. – Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) will begin inspecting wood poles on its distribution, sub-transmission and transmission facilities beginning Monday, March 7.

NPPD has contracted with Osmose Utilities Services, Inc. to inspect wood poles during the calendar year 2016.  Osmose crews will continue these inspections through June 1.

This process involves ground line excavation, inspection and rehabilitation treatment. Crews will be dressed in high visibility vests that identify “Osmose” on them. The crews will be traveling from pole to pole in a utility task vehicle (UTV). Inspections will be focused on the Kearney and Scottsbluff areas and along various transmission lines across the state.

Public questions related to the inspections should be directed to 1-877-ASK-NPPD (877-275-6773). A customer service representative will then contact the necessary NPPD personnel to address any concerns or issues.

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